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How To Naturally Get Rid of A Flea Infestation In Your Home

Updated on April 24, 2012
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How To Rid Your Home Of Fleas


We all love our pets, but not all the annoying pests that come along with them. I know that I love my animals, but the pests can be quite a drag. Sometimes the little critters can get so bad that they infest your home. This is pretty common with fleas. I have experienced it myself and it was not fun. I even have flea bite scars all down my legs to prove it! When there is one flea, there can be a million.

If you are experiencing a problem with fleas, most would advise you to just fog out your house. This would mean you would have to leave the house for a few days, and pretty much anything left out would get affected by it. For those of you with kids, I know how hard it can be. With children, you need to have the safest method possible, and toxins are not safe for kids. This is why having a natural method to stopping a flea infestion is key.

Here are the steps to take:

1. Baking Soda & Salt: This is the one recipe to get rid of fleas! It worked for me when I couldn’t use any toxic products. You need to get a big bowl and mix baking soda and salt equally. Then, you will have to pour it all over your rugs and really get in deep in the rug. You can use a broom to get it in deep. Wait a few hours then vacuum it up. Do this everyday until the fleas are controlled. Make sure you get every part of the carpet all over your house. It takes some hard work to get it all over every carpet in your house but its well worth it. This is the most natural and safest method!

2. Vacuum Everyday: This will not rid the fleas, but it can stop more from spreading around the house.

3. Clean your sheets: Anywhere you sleep, they do too. They may even be sitting on the couch with you watching tv.

4. Flea Trap: You can purchase flea traps from amazon that help control the infestation faster by catching them in a sticky tape by light attraction. You can put them practically anywhere.

*Fleas cannot survive when their environment is too dry. The salt is like spikes to them and the baking soda also dries them out. This method will kill them within a week to two weeks. You will literally not see one flea left.

Tips: Using dawn soap is not going to help the infestation, it may kill a few but that’s it. Giving your pets a flea bath or getting them a flea collar is also not going to have much effect. When an infestation is severe, even frontline and other products cannot stop it when it is out of control. In fact, you will be seeing yourself being bit quite often. Always use precautions and use the frontline/advantage that you get from your vet to prevent this from happening. I hope this can help you and your pets end your suffering from these pests.

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    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      I knew about baking soda and salt. We use this quite often.

      Useful and informative hub.

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      Just Ask Jess 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Yeah it works great..a lot of people need natural solutions.

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      Maree Michael Martin 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Yes, it is that time of year. Thanks for a great hub about keeping them little critters away. Welcome to Hub pages, hope you love it here.

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      Lyn.Stewart 4 years ago from Auckland, New Zealand

      I didn't know about baking soda and salt so thank you. I normally would use flyspray for carpets, couches etc. It is good to know about a more natural solution. voted up and clicked lots of buttons.

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